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Old and New Accra Experience

Highlights / General details

Get both sides of the story on this Accra tour that reveals the challenging yet remarkably industrious side of life in Old Fadama. Learn about a community of people who build a life around reclaiming and reinventing materials for reuse. From old appliances to items of everyday rubbish, almost everything is salvaged for reuse.

Visit the unique, urban communities of modern Accra.

See how the industrious local people make a living.

Learn about the heritage and culture of people living in Old Fadama.

Witness how old machinery and appliances are put to use.

Inclusion

Local English speaking guide; Entrance fees.

Exclusion

Lunch; Tips for photography; Items of a personal nature; Tips and gratuities for your guide.

Hours of operation

Available: Daily, except Sunday; Start time at 9:00am.

Duration

Approximately 3 hours.

Location

Meeting point: In front of Palladium Cinema Hall (opposite the Asafoatse Nettey Methodist Church Old Accra).

Finish point: Palladium Hall, Arena Accra.

Itinerary

This Accra walking tour will take you right to the heart of a unique community that manages to survive in challenging conditions. As masses of people migrate from rural to urban areas, African cities like Accra reach bursting point and people are forced to live in slum-like areas.

For this Accra city tour, you'll meet up with your friendly local guide and head off to the Old Fadama area of Accra. Here, you’ll be able to witness another way of life, with the people who have migrated from the north of the country, in search of a better life. Take the time to learn how the local people go about their trade, using disused machinery, appliances, and equipment to their benefit. From old refrigerators to computers, printers, microwaves, and industrial machinery, the local community dismantle the appliances, locate the valuable parts and one way or another, find use for them. Whether selling valuable elements or using parts for other appliances, the people here are very industrious at making a living.

Throughout the tour, take the time to ask questions and interact with this special community, who despite extreme hardship, still manage to survive with a sense of pride and humility

Participant restrictions

Children must be 6 years of age to 11 years inclusively. Children below the age of 6 are not permitted on this tour.

Additional Information

Since this is predominately a walking tour, we recommend dressing in light clothes that will make you feel comfortable in warmer weather conditions.

Policies

For your Urban Adventure you will be in a small group of a maximum of 12 people.

If you have your voucher, your booking is confirmed. We'll see you at the start point.

Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.

**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**

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